Tag: professional development

The role of men in teaching young children

Men in early childhood education are a minority, not just in New Zealand but around the world. We spoke with Dr David Brody a Lecturer, Author, Academic Dean and Head of Early Childhood at Efrata College in Israel about his...

/ October 4, 2016

Shyness in early childhood with Dr Robert Coplan

Developmental psychologist Dr Robert Coplan from Carleton University in Ottawa, discusses shyness in early childhood. What is shyness, and what are some strategies for supporting shy children?

/ September 17, 2016

More tips for getting the most out of Storypark

There are a whole range of ways you can get the most out of Storypark! The following are a list of tips and suggestions to help you and your team get the most out of Storypark. Each tip links to a...

/ July 27, 2016

Tips for getting the most out of Storypark

There are a whole range of ways you can get the most out of Storypark! The following are a list of tips and suggestions to help you and your team get the most out of Storypark. Each tip links to a...

/ July 27, 2016

Portfolio Stories

Being a teacher can also mean being a learner. You need to be able to make observations and capture reflections on what you learn as part of your teaching practice, as well as what the outcomes for children have been....

/ June 22, 2016

Mentoring advice part three – your words

In our third and final article focusing on advice imparted on educators by their mentors, we have a wonderful collection of your own words and personal stories. We have no doubt that they will inspire you in different ways and we hope...

/ June 1, 2016

Mentoring advice part two – Leadership

  Recently we asked you to share with us the one piece of advice or lesson learnt from a mentor that has influenced your teaching the most. In the second of our articles on mentoring, we focus on leadership advice. There are...

/ May 18, 2016

How to get the most out of your study tour to Reggio Emilia

  No one in Reggio wants to teach others how to “do school.” What we seek to do rather is to try and deepen our understanding, together with others, of why it was possible in Reggio Emilia for an (educational)...

/ April 10, 2016

Long Day Care Professional Development Programme Opportunities

The Long Day Care Professional Development Programme (LDCPDP) is the single biggest investment ever in Australian professional development for child care and early learning educators in long day care (LDC) services. There are a lot of opportunities to invest your...

/ November 25, 2014

Musings on teachers’ professional learning and Storypark

The following post has been written by Joce Nuttall, Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and Arts, Australian Catholic University and advisor to Storypark. It offers some provocative questions, astute observations and interesting ideas for educators.  I have a passionate interest...

/ July 8, 2014